Mirage Blanket

Inspired by the colors of the desert and geometric shapes, this beautiful throw is the perfect accessory for at home or on the go. Wrap up on chilly nights or sit on the grass and have a picnic. Using basic colorwork skills and knit back and forth, this pattern is sure to be a fun knit.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Sizes: 43” x 45”

Gauge: 20 sts and 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after blocking.

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash (100% Superwash Wool; 220 yards [200 meters]/100 grams]: Really Red (A, 3 balls), Caribbean (B, 3 balls), White (C, 2 balls), Salmon (D, 2 balls), Black (E, 3 balls)

Needles: US size 9 (5.5mm) 32” circular;

Notions: Tapestry needle.

Pattern Notes

Charts are repeated 23 times across row.

Pattern

With A, CO 184 sts. Knit 6 rows.

With B, knit 4 rows.

Work 12 rows in St st.

With E, knit 4 rows.

Work Chart 1.

With E, knit 4 rows.

Work Chart 2.

With E, knit 4 rows.

With A, work 6 rows in St st.

With C, work 6 rows in St st.

With B, work 6 rows in St st.

With D, work 6 rows in St st.

With E, knit 8 rows.

Work Chart 3.

With E, knit 4 rows.

Work Chart 4.

With E, knit 4 rows.

With D, knit 4 rows.

Work 22 rows in St st.

With E, knit 4 rows.

Work Chart 2.

With E, knit 4 rows.

With A, work 6 rows in St st.

With C, work 6 rows in St st.

With B, work 6 rows in St st.

With D, work 6 rows in St st.

With E, knit 8 rows.

Work Chart 3.

With E, knit 8 rows.

Work Chart 1.

With E, knit 8 rows.

Work 12 rows in St st.

With B, knit 4 rows.

With A, knit 6 rows,

BO all sts.

Border

With RS facing and A, pick up 217 sts along the length of the blanket on the right-hand side. Knit 5 more rows.

BO.

Repeat for Border for left hand side.

Finishing

Weave in ends.

Block to measurements.

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